The Democratic Party headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, was vandalized over the weekend with marks of "RACIST AOC," "WITCH HUNT," and "TREASON DEM," WDRB reports.
AOC refers to high-profile Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., a freshman lawmaker who has rocketed to political fame as a progressive firebrand.
The group in a statement Sunday condemned the act.
"This kind of hate filled graffiti is an unfortunate symptom of today's environment where folks won't come together for honest debate and discourse," the statement read. "Free speech is about buying a billboard with your options, not vandalizing a building with graffiti.
"We are not intimidated by this act and it only serves to strengthen our resolve in standing up for true democracy.”
The Republican Party also issued a statement denouncing the graffiti.
"We condemn vandalism — it is never acceptable. While rhetoric and tensions may run high, especially in an election year, there are far more constructive ways for people to express their views," their statement said.
The report comes as President Donald Trump continues to defend his controversial remarks aimed at Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., tweeting Monday that Democrats "have a long road to 2020" if they defend him.
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